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Smile and Say Thank You

Smile and Say Thank You

You read this travel blog because you travel. And you probably often travel by air. If you travel by air you have experiences, some good some bad, with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The TSA is often maligned and makes many of us frustrated as they are a barrier to where we want to go. […]

Traveling Companions

Traveling Companions

We’ll keep this post short since it’s the holidays and many of us have better things to do than read a travel blog. You see on occasion on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram people like to take fun photos of paper cut-outs or coffee cups from their favorite shop or stuffed animals in the location they […]

A Better Way to Sleep at an Airport

A Better Way to Sleep at an Airport

You know that travel can be exhausting, especially when it involves air travel. The common sight of people, often indignantly sprawled out on the hard carpet or across a row of seats in a terminal is something we have grown used to. A company called Sleepbox wants to give you a place where you can […]

Oh Christmas Tree

It may seem strange for some people, especially living here in the United States, but Amanda and I have never had a proper Christmas tree in all the years we’ve been married. The argument has been that we don’t have enough space and that I’m a bit of a Grinch and not a huge fan […]

Veterans Day: Remembrance and Respect

I was raised by two children of the 1960s peace movement in America. My parents protested the Vietnam War war and were tear-gassed and arrested in protests in Washington, DC. I’ve always described my mother’s belief system as more similar to Quaker than Greek Orthodox. It is no surprise then that the children they raised […]

The Land of Make Believe, Music Legends, and Lunar Landings

The Land of Make Believe, Music Legends, and Lunar Landings

If you grew up in the U.S. in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, the chances that the public television show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” was part of your childhood. The host of this iconic children’s show was Fred Rogers, a man who used his gentle voice to teach us about friendship, diversity, growing up, loss, music, […]

The United States Sailboat Show 2018

We do love our sailboats here at No Kids.  So, for the last couple of year we’ve made a big effort to make a trip Annapolis, Maryland each October for the United States Sailboat Show.  The miles of docks spanning the harbor beautiful downtown historic Annapolis make this event a sailboat lovers paradise. I made the show […]